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22 Apr 2021

The director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Professor Benjamin Horton has received two new appointments.

  • EOS News
04 Nov 2020

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) has been selected to receive the 2020 GEO Sustainable Development Goals Award for Academia. This internati

  • EOS News
24 Sep 2019

In 2015, the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) received an endowment of S$1 million from the Stephen Riady Group of Foundations, which was match

Social Media – The Newest Way to Track Volcanic Ash in Real Time

Social media has found itself a heavyweight role in geology. By scraping Twitter and mining text data in Tweets, scientists at the Nanyang Technological University can now track where volcanic ash has fallen. This breakthrough won Assistant Professor Benoit Taisne and Professor Gao Cong the Accelerating Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Award for their research project titled “Detecting and Tracking Volcanic Ash Using Social Media Data”.

Professor Kerry Sieh Receives the AEG Honorary Membership

Professor Kerry Sieh choked up as he recalled picking up a small piece of mirror while an excavator tried to dig out 70 kids under a collapsed school at an earthquake site in Padang, Indonesia, in 2009. Experiencing the pain and grief of the locals in the aftermath of natural disasters, the dream of a young Kerry to make the world a safer place was never more appropriate.

Ms Priyamvada Nanjundiah – Winner of AGU’s 2016 Outstanding Student Paper Award

Every year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) hands out several Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) as a way to honour young scientists at the beginning of their careers for quality research in the geophysical sciences. These awards are given to the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group at the annual AGU Fall Meeting.

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